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Car Rental in the United Kingdom

Having a car rental in the United Kingdom allows you to explore the full breadth of what its countries have to offer, from the quaint and bucolic villages of England’s Lake District where a station wagon is a good option, to the vibrant and progressive cities like Liverpool where you may want a sedan, to the seaports in Cornwall. With competitive rates and a wide range of vehicles to choose from, SIXT helps to ensure you have the best car to accommodate your trip. Once you’ve chosen the most suitable option, you’ll have no issue locating it up upon arrival, since SIXT’s many rental locations in the UK are conveniently located at major transportation hubs and near prominent landmarks. 

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SIXT Services in the United Kingdom

When you rent a car in the United Kingdom, you’ll have the opportunity to choose from a large range of vehicles. If your plan is to visit more rural areas, you may want to book a premium sedan as a long-term rental to accommodate road trips. If you’re traveling with friends and need a weekly rental to facilitate some city-hopping, opt for a station wagon or van. Travelers planning to clock some hours on the road may want to opt for some bookable extras, including an additional driver and GPS. 

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Good to know when you’re visiting the UK

One-way car rental in the UK

One-way rentals between SIXT stations in the UK are generally allowed with prior approval. An additional fee may apply. 

Car rental without a credit card in the UK

You can rent some car categories using a debit card linked to a major credit card company. However, cash and prepaid cards are not accepted. 

Accepted payment methods

Major credit cards and debit cards linked to a major credit card company are accepted. They must be in the main renter’s name. Some car categories require a credit card for rental. Cash and prepaid cards are not accepted. 

Flexible rental options

We understand that plans may change. Book your rental with the “pay later” option and you can cancel free of charge. 

Car rental under 25 in the UK

The minimum age for a car rental with SIXT in the UK is 21, with a license held for at least 1 year. Some car categories have other minimum age requirements. A young driver fee applies to drivers under 25. 

Documents you need to rent a car in the UK

Non-UK residents need a valid driver’s license plus an ID or passport. UK residents need a valid license plus 2 forms with proof of address that are not more than 3 months old at pickup.  

Best places to visit in the UK

  • Inverness: Located in the bottleneck in the north of Scotland, Inverness is a stunning swath of the country that presents visitors with a range of options for enjoyment. While here, you’ll want to book a tour of one of the many whiskey distilleries. The Scottish are known for their whiskey and their stories, so get ready to enjoy the tales.    
  • Lake District: On the western side of England, just a couple of hours north of Manchester, is the Lake District—a perfect venue for outdoor enthusiasts. For aquatic adventure, try Coniston Water, which is a great spot for kayaking and canoeing. For scenic hiking trails, venture to Tarn Hows lake. 
  • Liverpool: The port city of Liverpool sits on England’s west coast facing the Irish Sea. It’s a vibrant area that’s evolved in recent years. With a wealth of great restaurants offering well-crafted meals, it’s a foodie’s paradise. Before dinner, grab tickets to see either Liverpool or Everton, the city’s two English Premier League soccer teams, or maybe take The Beatles private walking tour. 

Summer in the UK

In the summer, the rainy island becomes lush with vegetation and the temperate climate creates an inviting travel destination. Grab a car rental in the United Kingdom to check out the various geological sites of interest available. In Edinburgh, Scotland, head to Arthur’s Seat. Alternatively, venture to one of the Seven Wonders of the World, Stonehenge, located on Salisbury Plain in Wiltshire. Or hike the Scottish Highlands and attend a town’s Highland Games. 


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Romain H.

Great service, the car was nice and almost brand new. Would 100% recommend, cheaper rate than other rental companies. Special mention to Saj who served us

Paula W.

Neil was very helpful and responded to our queries without delay and pin a professional manner. Thank you

Geoff C.

James and Neil at the front desk were amazing. Super friendly and really helpful. First time we've used SixT and we would highly recommend using them again.

Olivia F.

We were refused hire from Greenmotion car hire around the corner from Sixt as our Australian drivers license didn’t display date of issue. The staff at Sixt couldn’t have been more helpful or friendly when we found ourselves in this stressful situation, offering a solution to the problem and finding us a car to hire that day. Could not recommend more highly, thank you so much to Jonas and the whole team.

Rachna P.

Great customer service- highly recommended. Will definitely use them again

Hilary P.

Very helpful staff, quick and efficient.

Clean newer cars.

Dirk-Jan R.

Super friendly staff at pick up and drop off. Raad at pickup was very helpful giving additional information for a first time renting in London. Great service! Also the drop off was very efficient and friendly!

James R.

I was here for business to collect my car and my business didn’t provide all the information needed, however Melanie swooped in to the rescue and helped keep me and my team calm and kept us smiling and happy! What a great employee Sixt and shows how great your customer service is!

Robert S.

Badly let down at the last minute by another car hire company. SIXT saved the day; excellent location, knowledgeable and courteous staff who advised well on choice of vehicle. The car proved ideal; no problems, and hassle-free return. Well done SIXT, and thank you.

jamie l.

Great service,

Quick turnaround and flexibility..

Had no issue with the car very well managed.


Thank you so much Ken @manchester Piccadilly!!


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Daniel D.

the friendliness and helpfulness of the Sixt employees in Glasgow Waterloo Steet station was outstanding. regarding a reported damage, they were very understanding and accommodating.


Amazing as usual. Keep up the good work

David F.

Great people! In and out quickly.

Kevin J.

Have used the branch several times, always been happy with both the vehicles and the service received from booking. Had an issue with card today which was resolved without hesitation.

sharad p. a really friendly, helpful and proactive guy. Ask for him, SiXT ought to be proud iof him.

Liam Anthony G.

The crew at Sixt Bristol airport are fantastic. Mr Robinson has exceptional customer care qualities and has been looking after me here for years! Can't fault Mr Robinson or the team who are doing an exceptional job despite trying circumstances with flight delays etc..

Tracy C.

Neil and Shannon at Manchester Airport were so helpful. They were understanding, flexible, and kind in their dealings with me. I would recommend them to anyone!!!

Thank you 😊

Zaid B.

Great service from the manager Neil and his team

Saleem s.

Amazing from Neil today. Can't fault the service. 10 stars if I could

Ian T.

I flew in after a long flight with my family from Australia only to find I had booked a car way to small for our needs Neil Skidmore and his lovely colleague working at the desk were more than accommodating in assisting us into a larger yet more affordable and suitable car. They showed me a range of cars walking with me to view the vehicles available all the time ensuring me that would help in any way they could.

The professionalism and friendliness was more than what I could of expected or asked for.

I travel regularly and don’t normally do the review thing. However, this one needed to be highlighted as it’s device like this that makes a huge difference!!!

Thanks again to the both of you.

Why rent with Sixt?

Why rent with Sixt?
  • New cars - on average 3 months old
  • Premium fleet of german cars
  • Car rental made quick and easy
  • Unlimited miles on standard vehicles
  • Free cancellation when you pay on arrival
  • Friendly 24/7 customer service

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